Medical Marijuana Initiative Headed to Ballot in Florida
State Supreme Court narrowly rules to allow a vote
A Florida constitutional amendment calling for medical marijuana will be decided by Florida voters in November now that the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the proposed initiative and ballot summary aren't misleading.
"Voters are given fair notice as to the chief purpose and scope of the proposed amendment, which is to allow a restricted use of marijuana for certain ? debilitating medical conditions," the court said in a 4-3 ruling in which conservative justices and one moderate dissented.
"We conclude that the voters will not be affirmatively misled regarding the purpose of the proposed amendment because the ballot title and summary accurately convey the limited use of marijuana, as determined by a licensed Florida physician," the court ruled.